Airport Consultancy Group



ACG Directors

Phillip Bell – Airport Civil Engineer

Craig Halliday – Construction Project Manager

ACG Staff

Joe Kennedy – Site Engineer

Andrew O’Keeffe

Joe Ryan

Issac Kennedy

Henry Nightingale

Vashte Bawden – Accounts Manager

  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Post Grad Cert of Pavement engineering

Philip has over 17 years extensive experience in civil engineering projects including the civil design and coordination of aviation facilities, management of airport projects, aircraft pavement design and civil design of roads and traffic infrastructure.

He has undertaken the airfield pavement design and overall design management of the RAAF Amberley airfield redevelopment project ($40m) for the MRTT project. During the construction of the project Phil was also responsible for the construction supervision of the contractor ensuring that construction quality met or exceeded design philosophy.

Phil has also undertaken airfield engineering for the Sydney Airport taxiway enhancement programme ($100m) to enable A380. He has recently completed the design management for the RAAF Williamtown Ordnance Loading Aprons ($20m).

Phil led airport design and construction methodology activities for Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia and is currently leading design activities at Wellcamp Airport.

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Phillip Bell

Airport Civil Engineer
  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Marine Engineering (RAN)

Craig has significant Airfield Civil Construction experience specialising in Rigid and Flexible pavements having been involved with Defence and Civilian Airport projects and many other civil projects over the past 10 years. His particular areas of experience lie in the preparation of Quality and Construction Methodology documentation, airport pavement construction, design management and advisory roles.

He has been focussing on airfield pavement construction over the last 10 years and has been responsible for the ownership and operational aspects of airfield pavements as well as the design and construction elements. Whilst working for Sydney Airport Corporation Craig was responsible for delivering airfield pavement projects that delivered long term whole of life benefits to the airport owners as well as well as ensuring the project outcomes achieved the client requirements.

Craig was the project manager and construction supervisor of the RAAF Base Williamtown Ordnance Loading Aprons ($20m) project. He has extensive experience in undertaking constructability reviews and reviewing design documentation against locally available construction plant and materials.

For Oyu Tolgoi Craig assessed and provided advice about the construction impacts from using marginal quality materials to achieve high quality pavement construction.

He has recently performed a site engineering role for Fulton Hogan at Prominent Hill aerodrome in South Australia. Craig was engaged to solve design and construction problems. He provided direction over project activities and incorporated the use of local materials supplied by the client which represented significant savings for the project.

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Craig Halliday

Construction Project Manager
  • Masters of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)

Joe has experience with Airfield Pavement construction specialising in Flexible Pavement construction and Quality Documentation Control. He has spent the past 6 months in Toowoomba on the Wellcamp Airport Project as the Airfield Project Engineering collecting all documentation from the various areas to ensure compliance with the required document control.

Jotham Kennedy

Joe Kennedy

Site Engineer
Andrew O'Keeffe

Andrew O’Keeffe

Joe Ryan

Joe Ryan

Issac Kennedy

Issac Kennedy

Henry Nightingale

Henry Nightingale


Vashte Bawden

Accounts Manager

Qualification – Bachelor of Arts (International Aid and development Murdoch university)

Beni undertakes in country negotiations and procurement activities. He undertakes negotiations with African Government bodies and co-ordinates contractual engagements with investors and project delivery participants. He has undertaken project investigations and feasibilities, project surveys and condition reporting of plant and equipment logistics. Beni is familiar with African business processes and undertakes procurement of Machine and personnel for project specific functions.

Languages : English, French, Swahili, Kirundi, Kinyarwanda


Beni Hadadi

International Project Manager, Africa Region Business Development Manager